About your Search

20121027
20121104
STATION
WBAL (NBC) 17
WUSA (CBS) 15
FOXNEWS 13
CNNW 12
WTTG 12
WMAR (ABC) 11
WRC (NBC) 11
WJLA (ABC) 7
CNN 4
KPIX (CBS) 3
KQED (PBS) 3
MSNBC 3
MSNBCW 3
KGO (ABC) 2
KRCB (PBS) 2
( more )
LANGUAGE
English 138
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 138 (some duplicates have been removed)
, allows states to spend money that they don't have because the federal government will back them up. stuff like that. then there is getting the briefings from his national security team, sort of the homeland domestic security team. that's john brennan. janet napolitano, and then of course chris fugate who is the head of fema but he was brought in as sort of -- he was jeb bush's head of emergency planning in florida during that period, if you recall, when florida went through four hurricanes. all of the other states didn't seem to do it and this guy was seen as nonpartisan super emergency management person, if you will. and that's the guy running fema. the president is getting constant updates. you've got to wait it out. you've got to find out a middle storm. and you're managing and brought everything in and waiting for the storm to pass to figure out, okay, how bad is the cleanup? right now it's just hunker down. >> hold on. we got an update. sandy is now a post tropical cyclone, still very powerful and expected to make landfall in one hour right near us. let me show you a picture. this is
with the impact it's already having right here at home. >> that means government and schools. the federal government is closed today and most local governments are also closed. >> emergency personnel are still asked to report in, however. every major public transportation agency is closed today. metro transit, vre, almost every flight to our region has already been canceled. call your airline is the advice. marc is shut down. amtrak canceled most of its trains as well. >> and today is a day off for most school systems in our area. this is the place to get the latest information. >>> good morning. thank you again for joining us. we're glad you're with us. here's monika. let's talk a little bit about traffic. there can't be much out there. >> there isn't but we will talk about street flooding, airlines, trains, everything you need to know. river road is shut down. beach drive is shut down. >> areas where we know the water normally builds up on the roadway. >>> howard wishes he could be the man of the hour for great sunshine but you are the man of the hour. where is sandy now? >> 285 miles e
. >>> in the biz of government watch programs that we recognize the accomplishments of professionals in the market. one of the awards program worth noting is the ricing star awards which focuses on younger professionals that have made an early mark in the government technology community. this program is coordinated by the 1105 government computer group. all of the rising stars were recognized last wednesday. as the government strives to improve performance recruiting top professionals. congratulations to the rising stars and congratulations to the organizers of this award program for recognizing the contributions of these important people. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her finances when she's on the go. even when she's not going anywhere. citibank for ipad. easier banking. standard at citibank. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a booming place. and mitt ry omney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no
and centrist movement in ohio because of the kind of governance that kasich was bragging about there. there's another side that i think is going to affect organize's organizing capacity. that's why i think ohio is leaning more blue than it otherwise might be. >> ohio is prospering in part because of what kasich did. it seems that obama has a leg up in part because of fracking. if some of the environmental groups had been able to shut down cracking, ohio, boem could win because of fracking and all the jobs that's creating. second thing, the core issue of this campaign, we've got a need for tremendous government reform. we've got governments that are helping create a sclerotic economy, and what kasich has done, what mitch daniels has done, indiana, some of those reform governors have done the sort of reforms that strip away the sclerosis. and i'm surprised that mitt romney isn't running on that sort of broad -- i'm not radical. look at what mitch daniels has done, i want to do it for the federal government. >> it's amazing he's not running on a change washington. he's winning the
government once again, as we did toda which means essential personnel, thank you all very much. all of you are essential. essential personnel have to report to work, but we're going to be closing state government, as have our neighbors in delaware, and i would anticipate we'd be seeing similar announcements from the district of columbia and the federal government, but that's their call, not ours. so, anything else i'm leaving out, ken? all right. let's open it up to questions. >> governor, we're getting pretty dramatic pictures of ocean city. what kind of reports of damage are you getting? >> anybody want to update on damage reports? ken, any -- i mean you've seen the pier, which is -- when i saw the pictures about an hour ago, it looks like it was atleast halfway dismantled. lord knows where it is right now. we've seen pictures of your news crews who are in there, when they shouldn't be, film the waves. and i understand from some local businesses there, that the waves are starting to crash up over the board walk in some parts of ocean city. and that's what we know right now. the most evid
for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at nbcwashington.com. >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are cancelled. be sure to check your airline as you head out the door. >> breedsy and light rain already falling and getting heavier across parts of our immediate area right now. some of the places that are more to the east are being hit particularly hard already at this hour. now we've got storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein to break it down. >> you can see the extent of this storm. it's huge. it's about 1,000 miles
are scrolling those at the bottom of the screen. state government is also closed. >> remind yourself that transportation will be shut down including amtrak in the northeast corridor. >> i have not heard about intra-. >> -- i had not heard about amtrak. >> thousands are already in the dark. many more could lose power tonight. >> bge is reporting more than 60,000 customers are without power. the number of bge customers without power is above 6700. they have restored service to close to 30,000 customers already. that is great news. bucket trucks cannot work in wind more than 25 miles an hour. >> you should report any power outage. you can call them of this number. do not assume your neighbors have reported outages. they were saying they are being careful with their crews. they cannot use those trucks in win over 25 miles an hour. they also have to have food and rest to work safely. it is very dangerous to work in the dark. >> to find out about conditions in baltimore city, and we will check in with kai. >> i have been trying to come up with the word to describe how bad the wind is. it h
said the government response has been extensive and efficient. >> i have spoken to all the governors in all these states. they have issued emergency declarations. those have been turned around quickly here in the white house. we have prepositioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there's been close coordination between state, federal and local governme governments. >> if you want to know how close the coordination has been, listen to new jersey governor chris christie. >> i've been in touch with president obama this afternoon. the president called me at about 2:15 this afternoon. it was just the two of us on the phone. we had a good conversation. the president wanted to know if we had everything that we needed to be able to respond to the storm. i told him we did. we wanted to check on the level of cooperation with fema, i said it was excellent. he said if at any point over the next 48 hours, i was not getting from the federal government i should call him directly at the white house and had he was going to be there. and that i should
in terms of sustained wind speeds. we also heard from the federal government about their inclination to close federal offices which they ultimately today and we heard from power companies expressing concern about their ability to maintain power. those three things led us to this decision to suspend all metrorail and metro bus service as well as metro access service all day on monday and what customers can expect is we'll make an announcement late this evening, probably around -- well, this evening probably around 6:00 off 7:00 about what to expect for tomorrow. >> i guess everybody will understand that the conditions are just going to worsen as howard has been telling us, and it's probably going to be the case that everything will be shut down tomorrow as well. >> well, yeah. we're going to make those decisions based on our damage assessment and based on what we hear from the region and what the federal government does. but if these forecasts are consistent and we're hearing the same thing as howard is reporting, it's likely that we may have service affects and impacts that continue
surprising. the d.c. government is closed. federal government is closed. also, the school system closed hered too. should also mention that metro is closed. that's going to have a big impact on a lot of people here today. we were out and about early this morning. we saw one of the last metro buses completing its rounds, heading back to the depot this morning. that's where the bus and others will stay until this storm is over. no metro bus service or rail service either. we caught up with a man going to reagan national this morning, needed to take metro to get there in order to catch his flight to do that because of the closure. he actually had to leave last night for a flight that doesn't leave until this morning. >> found out that the metro was going to be down all of monday. i said, you know what, i've got to go back to the airport. i came back, i guess, around 10:00. i've been here since 10:00. >> reporter: right now we are seeing light rain in the area. we are expecting heavy, heavy rainfall in the coming hours. it's going to last a long time. this is a slow moving storm. we are expecting
across the country today in clashes between government troops and rebels. in damascus, a warplane bomb flattened a three-story building killing eight men. later, the surprisingly close arizona race that could decide control of the senate. will either presidential candidates' plans help this man keep his house? and the door help to-door battle for early voters in colorado. those stories when the cbs evening news continues. >> brennan: early voting began today in both maryland and florida. the battleground state that at the heart of the disputed 2000 election. in colorado voting has been under way since monday. the most recent poll there shows the candidates in a dead heat, which is why both side are going all out. terrell brown has more. >> reporter: in boulder county, colorado, matt romney jointd volunteers going door to door. >> i'm matt romney. i'm mitt romney 53 son. he's running for president. >> reporter: the campaigns are getting down to basics, hoping personal outreach will help push those final vote. >> doing a good job. >> thank you. >> keep it up. >> nice to meet you, ron. >>
four city parking garages here so that people can go ahead and do that. annapolis government offices are closed today except for central employees but that is the latest here. eyes on the sky. eyes on the water. your eyes need to be on fox 5 as hurricane coverage continues after thebreak.  >>> good morning, everyone. it is monday, october 29th. we are watching hurricane sandy this morning as it gets closer and closer to the coast. this is a live look at ocean city, maryland right now where you can see the rain in the forefront there in the camera and then the waves in the background there as they are kicking up and heading in there. we continue to watch the hurricane as the storm make its way to our area this morning. now, caution is the before the approach right now. >> it looks like everyone is taking the warnings about the storm pretty seriously. metro is closed today. that includes all rail, bus and metro access services. the federal government is also closed. d.c. government offices or closed and so are most school across the region. identify full list of closur
, everything closed tomorrow. state government is closed and there will be no early voting again for the third straight day tomorrow. they said they will make those hours up coming up soon. they have to figure out how they will do that. so far right now about 75,000 people without power. the governor should have more information at 9:30. again, in a few minutes we'll join you with a one-on-one interview with the governor and other details that have popped up in the past hour. >> you said you had information? >> listen to this, brian. okay. he's gone. she runs a great business in baltimore. she's in florence, italy and watching our storm coverage. she's in a hotel room, keeping posted on what's going on. so we are monitoring everybody that's talking to us on facebook and twitter, abc2news.com, so get onboard. we'll go to meteorologist wyatt everhart with a look at sandy. >>> all right. let's give you the full breakdown on hurricane sandy, still a powerful border line category 2 hurricane. we knew we would maintain strength and perhaps see intensification with the storm. we were a little surpris
report is coming out on friday, that has been confirmed. the big government jobs report. scott, the last one before the election. >> that could have a big impact. but there's another thing we haven't really thought about here, wednesday is end of month. you can't keep these things shut for that long. we have end of month and jobs report. we will have to start getting things back on-line very soon. sandra: what do traders want to see ultimately the exchange do as far as trading is concerned? >> we would like to be open. it is also a good advertisement for open outcry, we're standing out here with these funny color jackets on but we want to make sure the public knows we're here and open for business. sandra: that's it. energy is still trading on the globe-ex electronically. only 45 minute break between 5:15 and 6:00 p.m. eastern time, that's still plan as scheduled. trading will begin in energy and gold market tonight. that is if the cme doesn't change things between now and then. we will keep everybody updated on that. liz: thank you very much. neil cavuto will have those globe-ex trades
and government offices across the d.c. region are closed today. >> if you have to take mass transit, you have to find another way to get in. amtrak canceled its northeast corridor service. other local mass transit systems are planning to shut down today. >> all three d.c. area airports will stay open. they have already cancelled hundreds of flights out of dull es bwi and national airport. be sure to call ahead if you have a flight. she continues our team coverage. we are talking about traces of rain already. >> absolutely. good morning to you. the biggest concern was going to be storm surge. they will continue to monitor that over the next 24. the water coming over the sea wall. that is the concern. we are at 17th and the boardwalk. anything south of that is part of the mandatory evacuation zone. they have to get out of here as quickly as possible. the wind has been whipping hard this morning. this is not the beginning of what we are going to feel in ocean city. the water is now coming closer. this is something we have been monitoring. we are the brink of the area they are evaluating. they ar
meetings with government officials, so the government is definitely connected as far as in the district. prince georges and montgomery county. we want to tell viewers that today is the last day to tie down everything that needs to be tied down, to get the things that you need, to get the water, to get the perishable items. because, yes, there will be outages. i'm going to say that again. yes, there will be outages. what's important is that this is a safety, an emergency situation. we want your viewers and our customers to be safe. we want our pepco employees to be safe. we have to make sure our families are safe before we go to work. we're doing that now so we can get the restoration effort started and get everybody back up as soon as we can. >> quickly, we have about 30 seconds left. what's the message you want to let people know about? what should they expect from pepco? expect the power to go out, then what should they expect in terms of response from your crews and call centers? >> what they should expect is better communication from pepco. we will have our website updated, as all i
. the federal government and many local governments and school systems will bound b closed tomorrow. for the latest, go to our website, wusa9.com. >> with this storm system, it delivered something quite quiet different just a couple of hours west of d.c. we're talking snow and lots of it. counties in maryland, virginia, and west virginia all bracing for feet of the white stuff. >> reporter: the national weather service issued blizzard warnings for much of the appalachian mountains. west virginia's governor declared a state of emergency as the snow began to fall. >> we're getting ready for the winter storm, you know. >> reporter: the snowshoe mountain resort was one of the first to see the snow. 4 inches now could grow to 2 feet by tomorrow. some roads are treacherous already. >> our friend's car doesn't have the great est tires. they've been spinning around on the road one time, so i'm going to get them. >> reporter: you'll do better. you have 4-wheel drive. >> yep. >> reporter: travis ray is with the department of transportation. >> there will be people after immediate night that w
of government, rather than air to be arrests and monarchees. the united states isn't run by the wealthiest or by some sort of birth rite. we participate by our vote and elect leaders to represent us. president lincoln's gettysburg address is a constant reminder. the government of the people, by the people, and for the people. shall not perish from this earth. one person, one vote. that's a precious right. that's liberal. believing that government should be active in supporting social and political change. so there's the constitution. the founders built in the ability to amend it and to pass laws to form a more perfect union. things like, oh, abolishing slavery and segregation, giving women the right to vote and to choose, repealing don't ask don't tell so regardless of who you love you can serve in the military. plus our government has programs to help level the playing field so that everyone can succeed. like the g.i. bill. the lily ledbetter fair pay act. medicare. pell grants. head start. unemployment. is there anyone who hasn't benefited from at least one of these programs? fairness. t
of settle on the big question, how much government are we going to have, and how are we going to pay for it, then a lot of the other stuff falls into place. >> can you get medicare done? >> i think we can. >> because republicans demagogue it. democrats demagogue it. everybody's demagogued it through the years. can you go to the republicans and say, guys, we've got to do this together. >> well, here's what we can do. look, i'm on record, i think turning it into a voucher is a bad idea. i do think, though, that anybody realistically looks at it and says, if we're spending 17% of our gdp on health care and every other country's spending 11% and their outcomes are better, that difference is 6%, that's our deficit and our debt. and so let's find good ideas -- now, i stole a whole bunch of ideas from a massachusetts governor that i think over time is going to save us money. the $716 billion that governor romney suggests i stole from medicare actually is money that we are saving in the system and extending the life of medicare. so i think there are ways we can do this in a creative way. but if we
government offices are closed today. public transportation across the state is closed. maryland residents are asked to stay home to try and keep the area roads clear for emergency personnel. that means all early voting activities are suspended. the early voting hours that are missed today will be rescheduled on friday. maryland governor martin o'malley says the decision to shut down the government was made to remain consistent with the district as welling a the federal government -- well as the federal government. >> 9news coverage begins with a look at the conditions in montgomery county. >> andrea mccarren is on river road in bethesda with the latest. and ya? >> reporter: -- andrea? >> reporter: jc and matt, things have not really worsened since the last time we talked but they certainly haven't gotten better. the rain is pelting us now, kind of falling sideways. a couple of notes to tell you about. we're close to little falls parkway still closed between river road and mass avenue. we also have some other road closures to report to you now. parts of beach drive and sligo creek parkway
peterson with fair fax county government. what is the situation there regarding flooding, power outages and concerns in fair fax? >> let me tell you we wanted to make sure residents of the bellevue new alexandria area knew we were reaching out by phone to make them ready for the possibility of flooding in their neighborhood tomorrow afternoon or evening. this message is for people that live east of the road. west of george washington parkway, south of bell haven road and north of wake forest drive. that this is the area that the county is concerned about that engine nears are monitoring the situation there. should this escalate and again, this would be tomorrow. if flooding was imminent and an evacuation was required, these folks would be called and the public safety personnel would be knocking on the door. >> we have been told earlier in the evening that 23 local roads have been closed in fair fax. does that number stand? are some of those reopened or more roads shut down? >> ire don't have a number of roads which are closed at this time. actually, i do now. that is 38 roads and we
this morning as sandy moves closer. that includes the federal government. all nonessential employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen. and live on nbcwashington.com. >> good morning. sandy's first heavy rains are now coming into our region. they've had heavy downpours all night right along the atlantic seaboard and the eastern sho. they have wind gusts from 40 to 45 miles an hour now. the heaviest rains are now getting closer to washington. in fact, the areas you see here they are getting some moderate rain now in the yellow zone. here is the inten
most of our constitutional laws don't give the government-elected officials the authority to force people to leave, so what government does do is control the transportation, control the roads, control the buildings. so this is a way to encourage people to leave. >> and when they tell you, you know, to basically get out, that means to get out because they have done all they can. and someone like chris christie, we have the box on the screen because we are waiting on chris christie, the governor of new jersey, he said it last time with a hurricane barreling to new york and new jersey. i'm telling you, get out if you don't. i'm paraphrasing, you are not right, i don't want to say a bad word to people. you have this new book called "leadership" and making decisions in the wake of katrina and other decisions you have made. as you're watching this preparation and watching people like michael bloomberg, people down on the coast, are they making the right decisions? >> they are going in the right direction. in today's world, we have large numbers of people living in concentrated areas and
of the joys they might have normally had on halloween. >> it is not like the government will sign an executive order to move it to this weekend. he joked that it might be fun to recalifornia it for election day. >> brian: last year was cancelled because of the ice storm and brought a lot of power and lights down. it is important to know that two million people are without power and it is dangerous driving conditions. you don't want them to the streets. >> steve: from wind and rain to snow. blizzard continues to several states including west virginia virge and north carolina . think it is too early to get the ice scraper out. this picture from kentucky. maria molina. it went from a hurricane to a brrrocane. it produced blizzard conditions in many states not only kentucky, but west virginia, maryland and north carolina and virginia and tennessee. one place in each state recordding 20 inches of snow. two feet in virginia and maryland. incredible to see these conditions. we had blizzard warnings in affect. they have been allowed to expire. we are seeing it come down in states of west virginia and
main message to everybody involved is that we have to take this seriously. the federal government is working effectively with the state and local governments. it's going to be very important that populations in all the impacted states take this seriously, listen to your state and local elected officials. my message to the governors as well as to the mayors is anything they need, we will be there. and we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we're anticipating and leaning forward into making sure we got the best possible response to what is going to be a big and nasty system. craig, would you like to add something? >> again, as the president says, it's really going to come down to taking protective measures. if you haven't gotten ready, go to ready.gov. but also protect your neighbors. this is a big storm and we need to be there for each other. >> ready.gov for the general public, if you need to know how to respond, that's where you can get centralized information. i think craig's point is exactly right. in ti
bridge continues to be shut down at this hour. >> the federal government is closed tomorrow as well as state government except for central employees. the people you're looking at right now, these are the essential employees working to keep you safe. >> again, we are going to be continuing through the night to watch and wait on sandy that's approaching. new york is getting pummeled. they already closed the holland tunnel. subway service has been shut down. no trading on the stock market. again, we're online at abc2news.com. we're asking for your wick churrs and -- pictures and pix. we have rosie up north. >> joce sterman at bwi. the staging area for the power crews come from all over. the situation has gotten so dangerous that they were talking about relocating. >> if they can get a picture of the draw bridge at 50 on the chart on maryland web. that's the live traffic cameras. if we can get a shot of that, you can see the waves coming up from ocean city. it's incredible. we're going to work on that. we're working on waiting on the governor. let's go over to mike masco and meteorologi
am grateful for that. quite city government will reopen tomorrow. there have been two lost days for business, for government. the mayor said city offices will reopen tomorrow. again, the traffic restriction that was in place through last night and into this morning has now been lifted. you can now drive anywhere in the city of baltimore. jane miller, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now we want to head to lisa robinson. she is live near where the governor just spoke about an hour ago. he updated us on conditions around the state as well as early voting, which resumes tomorrow with extended hours. >> yesterday at this time the mood was really low. people were working seriously. the governor said he was expecting the worst. today, he stressed a lot of relief. listen to what he had to say. >> we prepared for the worst. we were scared -- spare having to endure the worst. 308,000 of our citizens are without power. the good news is that utility crews were out there at dawn today. we thought they would have to shelter in place until heavy winds of the area but those heavy weapons left much sooner t
. >> at home, the federal government will reopen tomorrow with the option of unscheduled leave and work. most of the major school districts in our area in maryland and virginia will also reopen tomorrow. no word yet from the d.c. public schools. >> almost 150,000 people in our area are still without power because of the storm. fewer than 10,000 of those are pepco customers. pepco credits out of state communications for what it calls a relatively small number of outages. >> the main reason for the power outages are trees that came down. there is a bunch of northern virginia. pat collins is in arlington where people are cleaning up and trying to deal with the lack of power. >> reporter: sandy has left a number of people in northern virginia with the great sense of powerlessness. chesterbrook and north lead. a tree into a home here. this is what it looks like when you drive by. wait until you look inside. that tree came through the roof. through the insulation, through the rafters and all of this fell on a senior citizen who was asleep in bed. no, not that beverly hills. this beverly hills. beve
. a city choked by checkpoints. police and government officials are being assassinated virtually every day. and officials say al qaeda in iraq is now regrouping. after watching his brother die in front of him, he's struggling. a much-loved brother by a bomb captured by a bystander on a mobile phone. what happened that day in july still haunts him. >> i can't sleep, not a wink. our whole family has been destroyed, especially my mother. >> iraqi families are no longer couped up at home as they were in the darkest days of the civil war. but a power sharing agreement between shiites and even kurds has led to political pa rale cis, and sectarianism still lives below the surface here. -- paralysis and sectarianism still lives below the surface here. this is still a traumatized society, and there are now the war in syria could reignite sectarian tensions here. more than 200 civilians have already been killed in violence this month, and many here mourn the future they hoped for. >> the regional impact of the war in syria still not fully known. in just days, china is due to make an announcement whi
. he wants everyone to stay off the rows on monday. there is no bus service, no state government in operation, no trains running and certainly a reason to stay put and let sandy come through. cheryl connor, abc2news. >>> thank you. >>> let's take it down to ocean city right now. everybody that is traveling over the bridge and see what we see every summer and to see this tonight, since we were kids we used to go down here and to see this place getting pounded like it is tonight, hopefully everybody there has heeded the call to get out. everybody out of downtown by 8:00 tonight. everybody was packing up and heading for somewhere safer tonight. <£ beaches now. a handyman had to board up business as long the boardwalk. northbound toles suspended. everybody trying to get out and delaware flooded near the indian river bridge. a state trooper was rescued. now, here is christian schaffer live via skype. it was pretty bad earlier when we talked to you. what is it looking like tonight? >> reporter: pretty bad tonight. delaware beach and they are saying they don't have anymore roads closed
k35i7b events. u.s. government has nonemergency federal workers granted administrative leave on monday due to hurricane. president obama declared a state of emergency for the commonwealth of massachusetts as a result of hurricane sandy. u.s. federal offices in d.c. closed. philadelphia, the southeast pennsylvania transit authority, septa as its called, will suspend all services at the end of the sunday service. listening, they're not playing around, if you're in any of these areas, you need to listen to what your officials are telling us. george howell is in kill devil hills, north carolina. george, you have been out there all day. tell me how the weather has intensified. >> reporter: don, i can tell you right now we are actually getting a break in the wind. the winds are dying down a bit, but they are also shifting. we can tell that's happening, and that strong rain is backing off, but this storm continues to move to the north and it is changing hour by hour. here within the last few hours we've been in touch with emergency management officials here in dare county just to fi
the country when i worked in the federal government. i've seen all types of disasters. i have to tell you what i saw last night in downtown manhattan, what went on on the south shore of long island were some of the worst conditions that i had seen. >> woodruff: like new york, new jersey was also declared a federal disaster area. >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> woodruff: by the time sandy made land fall, it had been downgraded from a hurricane. but goverr chris christie said today the distinction made little difference to badly damaged beach towns. >> those out there who are facing loss, devastation, and a heart-breaking reality that your home may be gone, we're with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we're going to come out of this better and stronger than before. >> woodruff: there will be much to rebuild. the storm destroyed a large section of the famed atlantic city board walk and farther north 1,000 people had to flee their homes after the water charged over a burm. some people had to be rescued late last night in a town a
website wusa9.com. but a lot of people have this information from yesterday. governments, school systems were all very proactive in letting us know about closures. we were able to tell you that last night and just reconfirm this morning everything is closed. >> welcome monika samtani. she has a lot to do with the commute this moing. howard, the thing that strikes me, every time we hear someone talk about it is the width of the storm. >> the diameter goes about 900 miles. 450 miles or so from the center. amazing stuff. just looking at a couple of things. remember a year ago it was snowing. i had two and a half inches of snow at my house and a lot more north and west. this is the anniversary of the big snow that got new england especially with a couple of feet. we have blizzard warnings in the mountains of west virginia all the way up to garrett county. around here we've got issues. i am just looking at the high tides for alexandria where jessica doyle is. there's one at 8:45 and 9:00 p.m. tonight. those will be the critical times because we have coastal flood warnings 1 to 3 feet above no
timeline as you mentioned as well. the government is predicting that in new york city, the economic loss alone of what i'm just reporting to you is going to be upwards of $7 billion. now, that's an early estimate. and since we don't know when things are going to be up and running again, who knows if that number is going to balloon. look at the -- look behind me. this is as it is, and there is no one doing any work to clear those streets. that's going to be a secondary priority to get -- to making sure everything else is operational in this city. one other thing i want to tell you, just the way new yorkers can be, we get a bad wrap a lot of times here, but we have a live truck operating that has a lot of power and we have neighborhood people who have come and formed to plug in and get electricity for their phones, to charge up their phones. it is a pretty good mood, despite what came through here as mayor bloomberg said the worst storm the city has ever seen, anderson. >> and a lot of parts of lower manhattan too, very spotty cell service, people aren't getting e-mails on their mobile dev
. >> absolutely. that means the federal government is closed today. pretty much every local government is closed in our area. >> emergency personnel are still being asked to report in. >>> every major public transportation agency is closed today, including metro transit and vre. almost every flight in and out of our region has been canceled. and so you are advised to call your airline. mark is shut down today. amtrak has canceled most northeast corridor trains. >> today is the third day of an extended weekend for most school systems in our region. and we have all of this on our website at wusa9.com, also running at the bottom of the screen and we'll keep it updated 24/7. >>> all of the rain and wind associated with this storm are expected to leave several thousand of our neighbors without power. >>> we hav on our phone a representative from pepco. let's go to howard first. >> howard, tell us what's happening. >> well, the storm got stronger overnight, seeing the pressure drop more, one of the lowest pressures ever reported for hatteras. winds will be increasing throughout the day. 40 miles an ho
one of many government agencies helping to monitor the superstorm. rick knabb is director of the national hurricane center. he joins us now from miami. rick, tell us what you know about the storm. what's the latest? >> well, the latest is that it is making this turn to the left as it sets its sights on the coastline with a landfall of a circulation center sometime late tonight, early tomorrow morning. but what we're also seeing is already some very bad weather on the coast in the mid-atlantic states and moving up to the northeast. the rain is falling in some spots in the coastal region here, in the chesapeake bay area area. tropical storm force or gail force winds already occurring in some places. we're seeing initial water rises in many parts of the mid-atlantic, northeastern coastline. a prelude to the storm surge we are expecting to see later tonight and into tomorrow. >> you listen to the weather reports all up and down the east coast and also in the midwest and the meteorologists are saying this is a superstorm. we've never seen anything like this. and i must say that
, unfortunately. steve, stay safe. right now government leaders say people need to be acting to keep themselves and families safe as tens of thousands of people and you saw in maryland all the way to connecticut are under orders to clear out and that's just the mandatory evacuation, but the people in the target zone well above 50 million. we're watching it. and right now, you're looking live at marion, ohio. governor romney, congressman paul ryan rehe united on the campaign trail in this all important swing state, in the race for the white house. we'll take you there and tell you how sandy is affecting both campaigns now just nine days away from election day. stay close. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thought
Search Results 0 to 49 of about 138 (some duplicates have been removed)